Premiership Preview: Chelsea

August 10, 2007 at 11:50 am | Posted in Football, Jackie Manuel | Leave a comment

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Will he still love me tomorrow?

Interesting Wikipedia Fact: During the 1970s and 1980s in particular, Chelsea supporters were long associated with football hooliganism. The club’s “football firm“, known as the Chelsea Headhunters, became nationally notorious for violent acts against hooligans from other teams, such as West Ham United‘s Inter City Firm and Millwall‘s Bushwhackers, both during and after matches.[38] The increase in hooliganism in the 1980s led chairman Ken Bates to propose an electric fence to deter them from invading the pitch; the proposal was rejected by the GLC.[39] Chelsea’s hooligan element were revealed to have links with neo-nazi groups such as Combat 18, and other far-right or racist organisations including the British National Party.[40] Since the 1990s there has been a marked decline in crowd trouble at matches, as a result of stricter policing, CCTV in grounds and the advent of all-seater stadia.[41]

Jackie’s Club Knowledge: Zola and Poyet were impossible to dislike as was the Tin Man. They used to play good football (albeit unsuccessful) despite having a few c*nts like Le Saux and Dennis Wise. All in all I didn’t really mind the Blues until they signed fatpard. Of course now they play suck negative ruthless football that I almost wanted United to pip them to the title last season. F*ck Chelsea.

Worst Kit:

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Fantasy: Drogba is the best stiker in the league. He’ll surely be above Jose’s rotation. Ashley Cole is expensive, but worth 6-12 points a week. Ben Haim might be the Blue’s best value, though Ballack is cheap too and can’t play as badly as last season. Lamps is usually fantasy gold, but he’s priced that way. Cech might be worth the high price this season. Keep an eye on Sheva and Kalou as both a moderately and capable of big season. All in all you should pretty much always have one or two Chelski players. Suck it up.

Best and Worst Possible Finish: 1st and 4th-It would take a real injury crisis and more tension between Abromabitch and Moaninho for Chelsea to end up anwhere but the top two. They have Cech back and I honestly think he adds 5-1o points over Cudicini and 15-20 over most keepers. I also think it was prudent not to spend big again this summer and the squad seems to be the right size. As long as Essien, Terry, and Drogba play 35 games the Blues will be champions.

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